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The Planet Introduces New Intel Nehalem Servers

April 21
14:54 2009

Web Hosting NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the immediate availability of Dell servers powered by Intel’s next-generation processor technology featuring its Nehalem microarchitecture. The new server, packaged as the Dual Xeon 5530, is based on the Dell PowerEdge R710 platform and features 6GB of RAM with the option of either a 250GB SATA or 146GB SAS hard drive. As an added benefit, The Planet includes 80GB of Network Backup and Alpha Server Monitoring with each Dual Xeon 5530 purchase at no charge.

Now the fastest server in the company’s fleet, the Dual Xeon 5530 delivers twice the speed of the company’s most popular high-end configuration.

“Our customers continually reinforce the need for cost-effective access to hosting applications using the latest technology,” said Urvish Vashi, general manager of The Planet’s Dedicated Servers line of business. “Through our relationship with Dell, The Planet is the first hosting partner to offer next-generation Intel technology in the Dell chassis. Companies that are looking to adopt this new technology are running mission-critical applications, which require high availability and contain vital data. We’ve combined the server with network backup and server monitoring, demonstrating yet again our commitment to providing extraordinary value for customers.”

“Hosting can provide an easy way for customers to utilize next-generation computing capacity based on the latest generation of server technology,” said Jason Waxman, general manager of High Density Computing at Intel. “Customers working with companies like The Planet will benefit from cost-effective access and expertise to manage their growing IT infrastructures. We applaud The Planet being an early adopter of this new technology platform that offers greatly improved experience in application performance to their customers.”

The Dual Xeon 5530 SATA is priced at $450 per month; the Dual Xeon 5530 SAS is priced at $475.

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The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 16.9 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit

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